The prophet Elijah called the children of Israel to repent. To show the people that the God of Israel was the only true God, Elijah challenged the priests of Baal to a contest. Elijah prevailed in the contest and then opened the heavens to rain. When Jezebel sought Elijah’s life, he fled. The Lord comforted Elijah and told him that there were 7,000 Israelites who were faithful to the Lord.